Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Ten top SFF stories lousy with giant spiders

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well.

At the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Somers tagged ten SFF stories lousy with giant spiders, including:
It, by Stephen King

Pennywise the Clown is one of the most iconic of all Stephen King’s inventions, cemented in a generation’s mind by the creepy performance of Tim Curry in the 1990 television adaptation. But while everyone remembers that Pennywise was a clown—and clowns are easily more terrifying than spiders—many forget that when Pennywise took on an approximation of his true form, it became a spider of sorts. Pennywise is, in fact, a giant spider in a clown costume, and that is very likely the most terrifying sentence ever written.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue